Backpack Giveback Summer Weekend Party


After launching a Backpack Giveback for students in San Diego who struggle to afford school supplies, Kalia Roper, a middle school student at St. James Academy, partnered with Staples in Solana Beach for a Summer Weekend Party on Aug. 13-15. Kids from the Boys & Girls Club had the opportunity to decorate their own backpacks. In addition, the event featured school supply discounts, live music by April and the Funk Junkies, food and crafts.

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Photos by Jon Clark